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More than half of all login attempts on social media are scammers

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“Bot” has become a household word, thanks to the many fraud and disinformation campaigns using fake, automated social media accounts to post or “like” bogus information. But with social media companies like Facebook and Twitter trying to crack down on fake accounts, scammers are turning to real people–or rather, hijacked accounts of real people–to get the message out.

According to a new report by Arkose Labs, a fraud and abuse prevention firm, 53% of login attempts on social media accounts are automated break-in........

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